Diversity Dash

On the 25th October we will be participating in a Diversity Dash. We were successful in receiving the colour pack through School Sport Victoria.


The Diversity Dash encourages students to get out and get active as part of a fun, social, colourful and inclusive event conducted within the school grounds. Students will be able to run, skip, dance or walk their way through a course that will be exploding with COLOUR! Activities like treasure hunts, obstacle courses and other fun activities will be incorporated along the course.


The focus on colour provides the opportunity to celebrate diversity amongst the school community and integrate key messages around cultural diversity, disability, gender equality, Koorie and LGBTIQ inclusion and the engagement of all students no matter their background, gender or ability.  


What to wear: As much white or light coloured ‘old’ clothing as possible, this will make the colours vibrant and colourful.


There is a permission slip on Xuno that requires completion to participate. There is no cost to run in this event but we do need approval. Details of the permission form from School Sport Victoria are below:


Dear Parent/Guardian,

It is our responsibility to seek permission for your child to participate in the Event Day on the 25/10/2023. All measures have been taken to ensure that this event is safe for all students. 

Your child can still participate in the event should you not wish for them to be sprayed with colour powder. The staff will do their best to throw the powder at the torso, however wind and other factors can cause the powder to protrude on the face. You may wish for your child to bring their own eye protection such as sunglasses or goggles. 


The colour powder used in the event is non-toxic, biodegradable and environmentally friendly consisting of 98.3% corn starch and 1.7% food colouring. It will likely washout of your child’s clothing, however we recommend that your child wears a plain white shirt that you don’t mind being coloured. That’s what the event is all about!


Based on the toxicology profiles of the powders used, their concentrations in the formulation and the mode of use, the colour powder is considered safe for use. Students with lung issues such as asthma are advised to be careful in their decision to participate. 


Should you wish to view the ingredient listings and toxicology risk assessment of the powder, please see the staff in the Administration Office.